OPINION

A crucial pillar

The new appointments among the top ranks of the Greek justice system are assuming their duties during a period when the country finds itself in a particularly rough spot.

It is perhaps unnecessary to point out that the power of the judiciary is one of the three fundamental pillars of any democratic state, although it seems that in Greece nowadays any mention of the principles of the Constitution and the importance of the smooth operation of the state comes as a useful reminder.

When seen from this perspective, the country’s new top judicial officials are expected to contribute to the administration of justice in a way that will guarantee equality among citizens.

At the same time they are required to make consistent efforts to speed up the process of court rulings.

Major delays in issuing rulings has seriously undermined the operation of Greek society as well as the country’s economy.